Question: How Does The NBN System Work?

The nbn™ works using islands of fibre connectivity to deliver the majority of its data.

The bulk of the system relies on fibre connections defined as: Fibre to the premises (FTTP) Fibre to the building (FTTB)

What is the NBN and how does it work?

The National Broadband Network, or NBN for short, is a high speed broadband network that’s being rolled out by the Australian Government owned NBN (formerly NBN Co.) To make this happen, the NBN is using a range of broadband technologies, including: Fibre to the premises or FTTP. Fibre to the building or FTTB.

How do they connect NBN to your house?

Under a standard installation, the NBN connection box will typically go inside your home near an existing telephone jack and within reach of a power point. The connection box must plug straight into the wall socket, not into a power board or double adaptor.

Do I have to pay for NBN installation?

The National Broadband Network will be installed at your home free of charge. However, you will have to pay for an NBN plan to cover your monthly usage. The price of NBN plans is always changing, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $60 and $100 per month for your connection.

What does the NBN mean?

The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australian national wholesale open-access data network project. It includes wired and radio communication components rolled out and operated by NBN Co Limited.

Do I need a phone line for NBN?

No, you do not need an active phone line to get an internet service on the nbn™. Unlike ADSL, the nbn™ does not require you to have an active landline. Most ADSL customers only have a phone line so they can have an internet connection.

Is it compulsory to have NBN?

Despite this, connecting to the NBN is compulsory, with existing telephone and internet connections switched off to make way for the rollout. For those who missed the memo, the NBN is not an “opt in” technology.

Do I need a technician to install my NBN?

Even if you have nominated a self-installation, an nbn technician will still be required to connect your nbn service and may need access to your premises. connect your nbn service and may need access to your premises.

Where is the NBN connection box installed?

An NBN Co standard installation allows for 40 metres of cabling from the Utility Box on the outside of your home to where the NBN Connection Box is installed within your home. the NBN Connection box should not be located within an out building, garage, wet area or hard to reach location.

Where should the NBN box be installed?

The nbn™ Connection box should ideally be installed:

In a cool dry, ventilated area (e.g. not a cupboard or in a bathroom or kitchen). Away from busy areas where it may be knocked and damaged. Near your existing phone or network cabling.

Is NBN owned by Telstra?

Telstra is a retail service provider in respect of services on the nbn network. We do not own the nbn network; we re-sell services to our customers, like the other retailer service providers who also offer broadband services on the nbn network.

What does NBN installation involve?

If the outside of your property hasn’t been connected to the nbn™ network yet, the free standard installation* will include connecting a fibre optic cable from your street to the nbn™ utility box installed on the outside of your home or business (also known as a premises connection device).

What is the purpose of the NBN?

The company’s purpose is to connect Australia and help bridge the digital divide so that Australians have access to a fast, reliable broadband network, at least possible cost to the taxpayer. As the network wholesaler, NBN Co provides wholesale broadband to Retail Service Providers (RSPs) on a non-discriminatory basis.

Is there an alternative to the NBN?

And as long as you can get a decent mobile signal at your home, home wireless is a great NBN alternative. Many home wireless connections are limited in terms of the speeds they can offer. But the major exception to this is Optus wireless broadband.

Can I use my old phone with NBN?

If you have HFC nbn service, you plug your home phone directly into the green port on your Telstra modem. If you have a Fixed Wireless nbn connection, you can choose to keep your existing copper phone line. This means you can use your phone during a power failure, depending on your handset.

Can I have two phones on NBN?

The short answer is, it depends. There are a few things that need to be considered, yes you can plug from the phone port at the back of your modem directly into an existing phone socket and everything may just work ok.